I found out about this one from Kristi of The Story Siren. Her own top authors are listed here. I browsed through my Goodreads account to see who made it to my list. Here’s a screen shot, click to embiggen:
Sherwood Smith – I guess this is pretty accurate since I have read most of Sherwood Smith’s novels. I followed her blog and the LJ community dedicated to fans of her books right after I fell in love with Crown Duel. I was even lucky enough to meet her in person back in 2009.
Ilona Andrews – No surprise here, I love both the Kate Daniels and the Edge series from this power couple.
Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley – Can I just say that I love that these two authors are tied for third? They both write books with strong female protagonists and I’m a sucker for those. With Tamora Pierce, I think I’ve read only three of her series but I’m planning to read all of them. I’ve read most of Robin McKinley’s books, I only have Deerskin, Dragonhaven and her anthologies left unread.
Patricia Briggs – I’ve read Patricia Briggs urban fantasy and high fantasy books and I think I favor the latter. I really enjoyed her Hurog duology and highly recommend it to all fantasy fans.
Jennifer Crusie and Roald Dahl – I had a Crusieholic stage before and I still recommend Jennifer Crusie’s books whenever girlfriends ask for chick lit recommendations. It’s funny that she’s tied with Roald Dahl, one of my favorite authors as a child. I loved his books when I was younger – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda and The Witches.
J.K. Rowling, Cameron Dokey and Philip Pullman – Of course, I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books so those are the 7 books for J.K. Rowling. With Cameron Dokey, most of those books are for the fairy tale retellings in the Once Upon a Time series. And I’ve read and loved Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and his Sally Lockhart series. I should probably reread those so I can post reviews.
This list is based on the number of books that you’ve read by that author. It doesn’t take into consideration how many books were written by the author or anything like that so it’s really just a fun and simple way to discover who are some of your most read authors. Who are the authors in your list? Are you surprised by the results or not?